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TitelNarrative Matters 2006. The Storied Nature of Human Experience: Fact and Fiction
BeschreibungNarrative Matters 2006
The Storied Nature of Human Experience: Fact and Fiction
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Narrative Research, Perspectives,
Approaches, and Issues across the Humanities and Social Sciences

24 - 27 May, 2006

Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Keynote speakers:

BOB BARTON, Storyteller, "Making Stories Happen"
Without the ability to make stories and tell them to others, human
beings would be without a past, without a future, without imagination
and without aspirations. As an urban storyteller living in the
twenty-first century I no longer serve as the living memory of the
tribe. I do, however, have responsibilities. In this address, those
responsibilities will be considered.

ROBYN FIVUSH, Samuel Chandler Dobbs Professor of Psychology, Emory
University, "Memory and Narrative, Self and Voice"
Narratives are the way in which we make sense and create meaning from
our everyday experiences, and this process occurs within social
interactions. As we talk about our experiences with others, we
reinterpret, re-evaluate and reconstruct our experiences for
ourselves. In this presentation, I explore this process from both
cultural and developmental perspectives. Narratives are culturally
constructed ways of understanding what a life and what a self is;
each culture defines the canonical shape of an individual life, in
which some events, and some interpretations of events, are given
voice and others are silenced. Developmentally, children learn the
forms and functions of autobiographical narratives through
participating in adult-guided reminiscing. Essentially, children
learn what events are ?reportable? and how to report them, and in
this way develop an autobiographical voice. But what can be voiced
simultaneously determines what must be silenced. The way in which we
create narratives of our experiences and of our lives thus defines
both voice and silence, who we are and who we must not be.

R. MURRAY SCHAFER, Composer, "And Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon: The
Collective Creation of a Myth"
No one really knows how ancient stories and myths came into
existence. Were they the inspired creation of individual anonymous
story-tellers or were they created collectively with everyone
contributing, modifying and sharpening the theme? Twenty years ago, I
decided to try to answer this question by gathering a group of people
together to see how they would develop and modify a simple theme
story over an extended period of time, on each occasion retelling and
re-enacting the tale. I believe the experience has suggested certain
patterns of development that might help to explain how ancient myths
and fairy tales evolved into their final forms.

Acadia's 2006 Narrative Matters Conference Theme
The theme for the 2006 conference is The Storied Nature of Human
Experience: Fact and Fiction. The 2006 Conference theme is meant to
embrace a wide variety of disciplines and narrative foci, ranging
from literature to social sciences to creative arts. Segments of the
conference will also be devoted to exploring the storied nature of
human experience within Nova Scotia. Topics: - The place of story in
education, literature, politics, religion and the media - Narrative
and diversity (e.g., culture, ethnicity, gender, age) - Collecting
and analyzing stories as data in qualitative research - Narrative
perspectives on memory, identity, and community - Narratives in
therapeutic processes and relationships - Narratives of place

Full programme (over 100 sessions) is available at URL: http://

The registration desk will be open on Wednesday from 11 - 8:30; on
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:30 - 5:00, in the main foyer of
the Festival Theatre Building.

Please direct all inquiries concerning the conference to Dr. Patrick
O'Neill, also if you have previously submitted an abstract and would
like to update your contact information due to a change.

Fax: (902) 585-1088

Mailing Address: Narrative Matters Conference
c/o Patrick O'Neill, Ph.D.
9 Blomidon Terrace
Wolfville, NS, B4P-2G8

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
VeranstaltungsortWolfville (Kanada)
PersonName: O'Neil, Patrick [Ph.D.] 
Funktion: Ansprechpartner 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Narrative Matters Conference 
Strasse/Postfach: 9 Blomidon Terrace 
Postleitzahl: B4P-2G8 
Stadt: Wolfville 
Fax: (902) 585-1088 
BenutzerführungEnglisch; Französisch
SchlüsselbegriffeErzähltheorie; Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Medien- u. Kommunikationsgeschichte (Hand-, Druckschrift, Film, Rundfunk, Computerspiel usw.)
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.06.00 Literaturtheorie; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.08.00 Poetik
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